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Californians can kiss goodbye to their cannabis convictions

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 30, 2018

Thanks to cannabis legislation, life has already changed for a lot of Californians. On January 1, 2018, recreational cannabis sales officially became legal in the state, where dispensaries opened their doors following the ruling; one that will bring in an estimated $3.7 billion by the end of the yea...

Medical cannabis expansion gets approval from advocates in Georgia

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 30, 2018

Just last year, Gov. Nathan Deal opted to broaden the State of Georgia's medical cannabis program by signing into the Senate Bill 16. Under this new ruling, an additional six conditions were approved for treatment using a specific amount of cannabis oil.  Those conditions are as follows: Aut...

Legal cannabis states ask Congress for legal banking

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Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

January 22, 2018

As of today, 29 states and a number of U.S. territories have legalized medical cannabis. Nine of those states have legalized it for social use and this year, social cannabis legalization will be considered by at least 12 states. However, cannapreneurs seem to be in a spot of bother when it comes to opening ...

NFL open to cannabis as solution to players’ pain

NFL open to cannabis as solution to players' pain

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 2, 2017

The NFL wrote a letter to the NFL Player’s Association on Tuesday, offering to work with them and study the potential use of cannabis as a pain management tool for players. The letter pointed out potential research areas including pain management for acute and chronic conditions. The NFL Player...

Violent crime decreased after Washington legalized cannabis

Violent crime decreased after Washington legalized cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 30, 2017

An upcoming report from the Department of Justice is expected to link cannabis with violent crime, although statistics from Washington state claimed the opposite. Since voters approved Initiative 502, FBI crime statistics showed lower rates of violent crime in Washington than before legalization....

CNB Exclusive Interview: Tribal member predicts outcome for legal cannabis on indigenous lands

CNB Exclusive Interview: Tribal member predicts outcome for legal cannabis on indigenous lands

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 28, 2017

Cannabis News Box sat down with Mark Anthony Rolo, a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa tribe in north Wisconsin, to discuss what legal cannabis would mean for his tribe and the Native American cultural landscape. Aside from being a playwright and author, Rolo has been the director...

House committee rejects vote on veteran’s medical cannabis amendment

House committee rejects vote on veteran's medical cannabis amendment

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 27, 2017

The House Rules Committee rejected an amendment on Tuesday that would have given veterans access to medical cannabis in place of opiates. The amendment would be a part of the 2018 Military Construction bill and would prohibit federal funds from interfering with a veteran’s ability to take part i...

Cyprus parliament gives green light for medical cannabis

Cyprus parliament gives green light for medical cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 26, 2017

Cyprus, an island nation near Greece, has legalized cannabis for medical use. The island nation’s cabinet on Wednesday approved a bill allowing the cultivation and sale of medical cannabis in the Republic. Health Minister Giorgos Pamborides said that the aim of the bill was to attract international investors to the two lise...

Feds visit Colorado to discuss cannabis regulations and black market

Feds visit Colorado to discuss cannabis regulations and black market

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 25, 2017

Five government representatives met with two-dozen state officials to discuss Colorado’s legal cannabis industry last Tuesday.  State officials described the meeting as necessary for documenting Colorado's experience in pioneering a legal cannabis industry through regulatory enforcement and protectin...

Meet the world’s first cannabis sports car

Meet the world's first cannabis sports car

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 25, 2017

A sports car made entirely out of woven hemp made its debut when TV presenter Jay Leno got behind the wheel. Retired Dell company manager Bruce Dietzen invested $200,000 into Renew Sports Cars as a carbon neutral alternative to other “green” vehicles on the market. The auto bodies were built from 100 ...

VIDEO: North Dakota farmers hope to grow medical cannabis

VIDEO: North Dakota farmers hope to grow medical cannabis

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 24, 2017

Source: WDAZ One North Dakota family explores the growth of hemp, while more farmers in the state are becoming open to cultivating medical cannabis....

Legal cannabis could reinvigorate indigenous economy, former AFN chief says

Legal cannabis could reinvigorate indigenous economy, former AFN chief says

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

July 21, 2017

Former Assembly of First Nations chief Phil Fontaine says indigenous community involvement in the Canadian legal cannabis industry will make them strong, healthy, vibrant places. One hundred First Nation communities and enterprises are interested in the venture, but the stigma against cannabis remain...

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